(3/27/2006) Pirates RHP Marty McLeary, RHP Jorge Vasquez, C Paul Chiaffredo, INF J.J. Furmaniak and OF Ray Sadler were reassigned to minor league camp.
Sadler making an impression
(3/9/2006) OF Ray Sadler, a non-roster invitee, seemingly has little chance to make the team, but he continued his strong start to the exhibition season Wednesday by going 2-for-3 against Cincinnati and throwing out a runner at home. Sadler is 8-for-14 (.571) so far this spring.
Sadler's defense catching Tracy's eye
(3/9/2006) According to MLB.com, Pirates Manager Jim Tracy has been impressed by Ray Sadler's defense so far in the spring. "I've seen Sadler [be nothing in the outfield but terrific]," said Tracy. "I've seen three terrific throws. I've seen diving catches. The outfield play, in general, from the entire group, has been A-plus and then some."
Ray Sadler impressive early
(3/7/2006) Once Ray Sadler made it to the major leagues for the first time last season, he didn't stay long, getting eight at-bats. Back with the Pirates this spring as a non-roster player, the 25-year-old is hoping to making it back to the majors, though the odds are stacked against him this spring. However, Sadler at least made a good impression Monday in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in an exhibition game at Bradenton, Fla. His solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 4-4 tie. He had two hits Tuesday. Sadler is hitting .545 (6-for-11) so far. "You always want to do something positive," Sadler said. "I enjoyed the time I had in the big leagues last year. Obviously, I'd like to get back there, and I'm trying to give the Pirates something to think about this spring." Sadler is 4-for-8 in the early going with a double and the homer.
Sadler goes 2-for-5 vs. Nats
(3/3/2006) Against the Nationals in spring training play, Pirates OF Ray Sadler went 2-for-5 with an RBI while playing left field. He played the whole game.
Pittsburgh cuts Sadler
(9/16/2005) To make room for call-ups on their 40-man roster, the Pirates released pitcher Cory Stewart, designated outfielder Ray Sadler for assignment and moved outfielder Chris Duffy from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Friday.
Bucs send Sadler to minors
(5/13/2005) The Pirates optioned Ray Sadler to Double-A Altoona Friday.
Ray Sadler to start vs. lefties
(5/9/2005) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Sadler will start in left field, with Jason Bay in center, when the Pirates face a left-hander. Tike Redman will start vs. righties.
Sadler brought up from Double-A
(5/8/2005) The Pirates purchased the contract of outfielder Ray Sadler from Double-A Altoona. He had five homers and 11 RBI in 26 games with Triple-A Indianapolis and Altoona before making his major-league debut in left field Sunday. He went 0-for-3 and was replaced in the game.
Sadler acquired by Pittsburgh
(8/17/2003) Raymond Sadler was traded to Pittsburgh for Randall Simon on Saturday.